Cambodia morning news for June 10

Cambodia morning news for June 10
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Cambodia morning newsEU, US pressing towards Cambodia trade reprisals
A United States Trade Representative (USTR) and Department of State delegation wrapped up a five-day mission to Cambodia on June 7, a visit that could ultimately have major ramifications for the Southeast Asian nation’s economy.
— Asia Times

Over US$500 Million Investment Projects Approved
The Council for the Development of Cambodia has licensed four investment projects worth US$532.8 million, according to the body’s recent notification.

EU demands must not cross ‘red line’: gov’t
A high-ranking government official reiterated on Thursday that EU demands regarding Cambodia keeping its access to the bloc’s “Everything But Arms” (EBA) agreement must not cross the “red line” of sovereignty and independence.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Warns of Anarchic Shootings
Prime Minister Hun Sen warned to dismiss armed officials who illegally and anarchically opened fire in public and punish them by laws, minister of information Khieu Kanharith quoted the premier at the cabinet meeting this morning, June 7.
— Fresh News

NEC Announces Official Results of 3rd-mandate Council Election
The official results of the 3rd Election of Capital, Provincial, Municipal, District and Khan Councils, held across the country in late May, was announced this morning by the National Election Committee (NEC).

Singapore and Cambodia end diplomatic spat
Cambodian and Singaporean government officials on Friday addressed statements made by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong deemed offensive by Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— Khmer Times

PPCBank and IFC team up to help SMEs
South Korea-based PPCBank on Friday entered into an agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to foster the growth of small businesses in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Singapore supported genocide: Hun Sen
Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen has accused Singaporean prime minister Lee Hsien Loong of supporting genocide because of comments Lee made about Vietnam’s 1978 invasion of Cambodia which ended Pol Pot’s genocidal ‘killing fields’ regime.
— Newage

GMAC’s confidence on EBA may be premature
Last week, the Garment Manufacturer’s Association of Cambodia (GMAC), said that a full withdrawal of the Kingdom’s everything-but arms trade status is unlikely.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian rivals use noodle ploy to get message across
The bitter decades-long rivalry between Hun Sen, Cambodia’s strongman leader, and Sam Rainsy, his self-exiled chief political rival and critic, has sometimes played out in deadly violence. But on Sunday, soup rather than blood was likely to be spilled.
— Bangkok Post

Cambodian Government to File Lawsuit to French Court against Sam Rainsy over Hok Lundy’s Death
Prime Minister Hun Sen and interior minister Sar Kheng are preparing lawsuits against Sam Rainsy to the French court over the accusations that the premier was a man behind the death of former police chief Hok Lundy, according to the government spokeman Phay Siphan on Friday, June 7.
— Fresh News

CRF awaits response from EU
The European Court of Justice has yet to make a pronouncement regarding a lawsuit filed by the Cambodia Rice Federation in April against the European Union’s decision to impose tariffs on Cambodian Indica rice.
— Khmer Times

Tourism Minister reveals plan for recognition of Khmer noodles
Tourism Minister Thong Khon yesterday during a noodle party with government officials revealed that he wants Khmer noodles listed on Unesco’s cultural heritage list.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Cabinet Meeting Approves Three Documents
The weekly Cabinet Meeting was held here this morning at the Peace Palace under the presidency of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

Cambodia Committed to Continue In-depth Reform for Further Trade Facilitation
The Royal Government of Cambodia is committed to continue comprehensive reforms to further facilitate foreign direct investments (FDI) in priority fields, including textile and garment industry.

Kingsmen CMTI banks on overseas results
THAILAND-BASED Kingsmen CMTI Plc is stepping up its services in Myanmar and Cambodia, amid business expansion by both Thai and foreign investors in the two countries, said Sunisa Ratnanenya, the company’s deputy managing director/exhibitions and museum, alternative marketing architecture and engineering.
— The Nation

Cambodia: Holding a Media Summit Without Media Freedom
Holding an Asian media meeting in Cambodia makes a mockery of freedom of expression and press freedom, Human Rights Watch said today.
— Human Rights Watch

Expansion of Sihanoukville Airport to Complete in 2022
The expansion of runway in Sihanoukville International Airport has been scheduled to complete before the end of 2022 in order to handle the long haul aircrafts of world leaders who will attend the ASEAN Summit hosted by Preah Sihanouk province.

Mine dog heroes honoured
On Friday, the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) will celebrate the heroism of mine detection dogs that help speed up the painstaking task and ease the difficulties faced by demining agents.
— Eleven

Company denies sacking workers over union ambitions
Qi Ming Xin Factory yesterday denied accusations that it sacked seven unionists for attempting to create a union within the company.
— Khmer Times

Nearly 100 test positive for drugs
Nearly 100 people who were arrested during Saturday’s crackdown at a nightclub in the capital have tested positive for drug use, police said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

11 killed in vehicles’ smash up in Cambodia
At least 11 people were killed and four others injured in a car crash in Southwestern Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province on Saturday evening, a senior police official said.
— The Manila Times

Apsara Authority plans tree planting campaign
In a bid to restore the environment in the Angkor Archaeological Park, the Apsara Authority is planning a campaign to have 40,000 new saplings planted.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia To Host World Cycling Race in 2020
A world cycling race will be organised in early 2020 at the Cambodian beach, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism.

Youths call for stronger commitment on environmental protection
Environmental organisations and associations have called on the government to increase the budget for activities related to the protection of natural resources and the environment, as well as strengthening law enforcement, as young people express concern over climate change.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia natives found their happy place in Ashland
They grew up just miles apart but had to travel nearly 9,000 miles to meet. Now, they’re in business together.
— The Daily Independent


Feature photo Never Ending Voyage

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges World Day Against Child Labour, June 12.


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John Le Fevre

Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.

He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Bangkok political protests.

In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.

Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post, predecessor of Asean Today.

In the mid-80s and early 90s he owned JLF Promotions, the largest above and below the line marketing and PR firm servicing the high-technology industry in Australia. It was sold in 1995.

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